iPhone 6 Lines

Tons of people are still lining up to buy the iPhone 6

By on October 17, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Tons of people are still lining up to buy the iPhone 6

You’re not going to believe this: people are still buying the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Alright, maybe that isn’t much of a shock, but it’s pretty incredible to see that iPhone fans are actually still lining up at the Apple Store in New York City to pick up a new phone. Walter Piecyk, an analyst at BTIG, tweeted pictures on Friday of anxious consumers lined up around the block on Fifth Avenue waiting for their chance to buy an iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Pants Pocket

Brilliant Chinese carrier hires an on-site tailor to expand iPhone 6 Plus buyers’ pockets

By on October 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Brilliant Chinese carrier hires an on-site tailor to expand iPhone 6 Plus buyers’ pockets

Worried that your iPhone 6 Plus might feel uncomfortable to carry around — or worse, that it might get bent — thanks to your small pants pockets? You don’t have to worry about it if you buy the device from Chinese carrier Unicom. Business Insider notices that China’s People’s Daily has posted a picture of an iPhone 6 launch event at a Unicom store in which the carrier has hired a tailor to enlarge buyers’ pockets on site to help them more easily carry the device around in their pants. More →

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Sony Xperia Z4 Specs Leak

Leak: Upcoming Sony phone may feature specs that crush every Sony smartphone we’ve seen so far

By on October 17, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Leak: Upcoming Sony phone may feature specs that crush every Sony smartphone we’ve seen so far

Sony’s biannual releases have been a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the Xperia line is one of the more visible smartphone lines on the market with four flagship releases in less than two years. On the other, the minor iterations from one model to the next have culminated in the Xperia Z3v, a device which doesn’t stack up against any of the best Android devices. If a leak from AndroidOrigin is to be believed, that might finally change in a big way with the next generation. More →

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Android 5.0 Download

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

By on October 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

Google is finally done putting the finishing touches on Android 5.0 Lollipop, as the company revealed when it unveiled the new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet earlier this week. Both new devices represent a big departure from Google’s previous-generation Nexus phone and tablet, which both focused on affordability. With the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, however, Google and its partners built premium devices at premium prices.

But you don’t need to pay those steep prices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop’s awesome new look. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Launch

Beginning today, you can finally buy the best phablet on the planet

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:36 AM.

Beginning today, you can finally buy the best phablet on the planet

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus might be a better all-around product — and it will definitely sell far more units — but as we said in our recent review, the brand new Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the world. The device is without question the most sleek and solid smartphone Samsung has ever made, and its massive quad HD display is positively gorgeous. What’s more, the Note 4 actually makes use of that giant display with awesome multitasking features and the S Pen stylus, rather than just making “big screen” a check box, as it is on the iPhone 6 Plus.

The wait has seemed like an eternity thanks to months of rumors leading up to the Galaxy Note 4’s launch, but it’s finally over: Samsung’s new Note goes on sale in the United States beginning today. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs: Camera Sample

These are the first photos taken with Google’s hot new Nexus 6

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM.

These are the first photos taken with Google’s hot new Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is finally official, but eager Android fans can’t buy Google’s huge phablet just yet because preorders aren’t set to start until late October. Even though the handset can’t be tested in real-life situations, a select few lucky users already have access to it. More →

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus China

Apple’s best iPhones yet launched in the world’s largest market

By on October 17, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Apple’s best iPhones yet launched in the world’s largest market

Apple on Friday officially kicked off iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales in China, following a week of preorders. Facing increased scrutiny from local regulators, the new iPhones had to be launched a month after Apple kicked off iPhone 6 sales in the U.S. and other major markets, but Apple will likely report record sales for the Chinese iPhone 6 launch, considering unofficial estimates but also Apple’s enthusiasm surrounding its iPhone 6 launch. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Sales

The iPhone 6 Plus is already paying off Apple more than the iPhone 5c ever did

By on October 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM.

The iPhone 6 Plus is already paying off Apple more than the iPhone 5c ever did

When Apple launched two new iPhone models in 2013, fans weren’t exactly elated. The “budget” device that everyone was expecting turned out to be the slightly more affordable iPhone — effectively an iPhone 5 in a colorful plastic body. Refusing to make the same mistake twice, Apple decided to make its next secondary model a premium one, resulting in the iPhone 6 Plus. Based on the latest surveys, it looks like Apple’s decision paid off. More →

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Motorola HTC Android 5.0 Update

These are all the Android phones scheduled to receive Android 5.0 updates

By on October 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM.

These are all the Android phones scheduled to receive Android 5.0 updates

The announcement of a new update is always bittersweet for Android users. Android 5.0 Lollipop could be the most significant visual and structural overhaul the mobile operating system has ever seen, but many users won’t have access to it for months. Fortunately, Google has been working to cull fragmentation in the Android ecosystem and it looks like the biggest smartphone vendors are jumping on board. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Nexus 6: Display

This is one way the Nexus 6 beats the iPhone 6 Plus

By on October 16, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

This is one way the Nexus 6 beats the iPhone 6 Plus

Just like Apple, Google embraced phablets this year, deciding to launch a Nexus 6 smartphone so huge that not all potential buyers will be interested in it. The device has a 6-inch quad HD display that’s half an inch bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus Full HD screen, but that doesn’t mean the Motorola-made phablet is actually bigger than the iPhone 6 phablet. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs and Features: Battery

3 great hidden Nexus 6 features Google isn’t really talking about

By on October 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM.

3 great hidden Nexus 6 features Google isn’t really talking about

The Nexus 6 is Google’s newest smartphone and the company’s best handset considering its high-end hardware. The phone has a 6-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage and a 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization. While some of these specs have been leaked countless times before the phone became official, only to be confirmed by the company on Wednesday, there are some Nexus 6 features that Google isn’t talking about that might be important to certain buyers. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate camera shootout

By on October 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM.

BGR reviewed Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 4 phablet on Wednesday and in the process, we spent a good amount of time comparing Samsung’s latest and greatest to the new iPhone 6 Plus. 2014 marks the first time Samsung will have to go head to head with Apple in the phablet space, and we already know that the competition is going to be fierce. Apple is selling iPhone 6 Plus units as quickly as its manufacturing partners can build them, and every device Apple sells represents another customer in the comparatively small phablet market that won’t be buying Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4.

While we compared the two devices in a number of important areas, we didn’t spend much time comparing their class-leading cameras. Luckily, a new feature published on Thursday does a great job of just that. More →

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